If you’ve been waiting for the release of Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake chips then you will not be delighted to hear that there’s now another delay. Intel has once again delayed the release of its 10nm chips which many have been looking forward to as it marks the start of new smaller and faster processors from one of the leading semiconductor manufacturers on the planet.
Intel originally promised to launch chips from its 10nm Cannon Lake node as far back as 2016 but there have been continuous delays ever since. The company had promised to show off these chips earlier this month as well but that didn’t happen, Intel only launched new chips built on the 14nm++ Coffee Lake node.
Intel had previously said that it was going to start mass production of its 10nm chips by the end of 2018 but the company now expects that mass production of its 10nm Cannon Lake chips will now shift to 2019. The company has been shipping them in low volumes but it’s not really clear who Intel is shipping these chips to.
Rivals TSMC and Samsung have already released their 10nm chips. Samsung is actually shipping the second-generation of its 10nm chips and may even have qualified 8nm chips by the time Intel rolls out its 10nm products.